The West of Ireland looks set to be hit by very wet and windy weather in the coming hours and days as Storm Gareth approaches.

Met Eireann has issued a status orange wind warning for tomorrow, for counties Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The warning is in place from 12 noon tomorrow until 9am Wednesday morning, with damaging gusts of up to 130 km/h. There's also the risk of coastal flooding, due to high seas.

A status yellow wind warning is in place for the rest of the country tomorrow.

Met Eireann has also issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Connacht, with heavy rain followed by squally showers leading to a risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25 mm.

The rainfall warning is valid from 6pm this evening to 6am tomorrow morning.

Met Eireann is advising of a wet and windy night tonight with outbreaks of heavy rain.

Tomorrow will bring a mix of scattered showers and sunny spells, with longer spells of rain in the afternoon, and turning increasingly windy tomorrow with strong to gale force winds in the afternoon, and potentially damaging gusts in coastal areas by tomorrow evening.

 

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